Repetitive Strain Injury

RSI, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and tendinitis information for guitar players, bassists and other stringed instrument players.

A Guitarist’s Battle with RSI

In Guitar health: It’s all in the wrist, professional guitarist Dale Turner discusses his problems with Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI). Dale first succumbed to RSI back in November 1997. He was playing in an acoustic guitar quartet, recording an instructional CD based on licks by rock guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, and teaching private students. On […]

Eight (8) Ways to Avoid RSI

The threat of guitar related Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) should scare any guitarist. In fact, many musicians suffer from symptoms related to the cumulative stresses brought on by their devotion to their music and their guitars. Unfortunately, many don’t realize the potential consequences. While largely treatable and avoidable, RSI can lead to actual disability. Constant […]

Repetitive Strain Injury Resources (RSI) – Workrave, Alexander Technique

Recent weeks have reminded me of one of the reasons I started this guitar blog. My wrists have been aching more than usual due to Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI. It’s not as bad as when I wrote about it way back in Dealing with Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) but nonetheless it’s been a sobering […]

Make Your Guitar More Ergonomic

Ergonomic design seeks to reduce strain and repetition and create a tool that works in accordance with the human body. And, while a new design may be ideal, a cumulative approach can make a guitar more ergonomic. When looking at a guitar from the perspective of ergonomics, there are several key factors to consider – […]

Dealing with Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)…

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